We spend our lives talking to people – clients, colleagues, the general public. Yet we often don’t know what it is like being ‘on the receiving end’ of us – we don’t know how hard other people are having to work to pay attention to us. This inspirational theatre based workshop, will explore practical ways of developing your personal impact and leadership skills in a variety of situations. It will also focus on using these skills when presenting as well as specific work on using PowerPoint effectively including the 3 power positions, bullets and words per bullet, use of images and the dance between you, the audience, the screen and the flipchart.
The aim of the workshop is to tap in to our natural communication skills, identify what does and doesn’t work for each participant and learn simple rehearsal techniques for presentations, meetings or difficult conversations. We will take participants through a toolkit of tried and trusted exercises on body language, status, gesture, energy and voice to bring new awareness and flexibility to the messages we give off. This ‘tool-kit” is invaluable in helping people make small changes which have a significant impact on the people they communicate with. Finally participants will have an opportunity to practice the tool kit and get some personal feedback. This is an enormously rewarding, confidence-boosting and thought-provoking part of the session as participants see and hear tangible improvements in their personal impact. Throughout the session we refer back to the workplace, so participants understand the relevance of each exercise/toolkit and how it works for them.